January 26th, 2002

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Things I shouldn't wonder about at three in the morning...

How many degrees of separation I am from Kevin Bacon. I finally got it down to one, going through Stewart Copeland, who worked on the soundtrack for "She's Having a Baby" starring...

The good news is that I'm only one degree of separation from John Cusack. The bad news is that I am also one degree of separation from Corey Feldman.
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Anyone else going to LJBash?!

Anyone from N.Cal going to the L.A. LJ Bash on March 22-24th?

I'm debating the relative merits of going or not going right now... I'd like to go, but March is crunch month for me. I'm planning on going to SXSW in early March, then to Fantasm in Atlanta on the last weekend in March. Fantasm looks like a lot of fun... and they're paying most of my airfare, which is a *BIG* plus!

All this wild, jetsetting lifestyle is bound to cost me, however. Any trip to the LJ Bash would have to be cheap - I think I would rather not fly anyway. Travel by air loses its romance real fast, and four plane flights in a month is enough for anyone.

Anyone in N. Cal interested in driving down there? I'll pack light. I'll pay for gas. I won't force you to listen to my favorite tango CDs, even...!
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Silly rabbis, Trex is for kicks!

Looks like Trex.org, one of the Bay Area's oldest surviving online communities, now has its own LJ community.

See?! trex. Yes, it looks shabby now, but it's a start...!

For those who have spent the better portion of your computerized life using the web, well... Trex isn't the web, really. It's a BBS that you can either use a modem to dial into, or, better yet, telnet into. (Telnet is easy. You can telnet to Trex over the web just by clicking a link...

Back in the heyday, trex had several thousand users with about 40 people on at any one time, talking about just about everything. There were occasional gatherings, a lot of flirting, tons of drama... kinda like LJ, really. However, as the web started growing in popularity, the number of people using Trex started dwindling, as more and more people were focused soley on the web.

Bah, I say. Web-based chatting sucks, doesn't it?! AOL chat rooms are inane. IRC is overrun with script kiddies. And instant messaging?! Well, it's not really like a chat room, is it?!

All the more reason to give Trex a chance. The people are friendly, the service is free yet supported by the people who use it, and, well, it's 15 years old. Tested and true. It's kickin' it, old school. Hopefully having a LJ community will help keep Trex going for another 15 years. Maybe more...

So sit back, turn off the lights, and bathe in the cathode ray glow that is Trex.
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On travelling with high expectations...

It occurs to me that I will have to rent several hotels in March, which leads me to this most male of questions:

Is it just me, or do others also feel like they are getting ripped off when they pay for a hotel room... unless there is the tangible probability of getting laid?!